Extension for Link Box Power

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skittulls
Explorer

Extension for Link Box Power

Has anyone found an extension cable for the Vive Link Box power plug? I purchased a 3.5mm x 1.3mm but it ended up not being the right size. I guess that's the size for the headset side of the linke box. I want to move the wall wart out of the way and use the extension cable. From everything I could find and my own measurements, it looks like the plug is 3.75mm x 1.35mm.

Vive Staff

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

@skittulls


Have you tried just using a power strip or normal extension cord and daisy chaining it?

-John C

 

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skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

That's how I have it now. The problem is that now the wall wart is dragging on the ground which is putting stress on the wire connection. If I can get an extension, then the wall wart will be in the outlet and the wires can move freely.
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harperhendee
Contributor

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

No, I believe that one is for the lighthouse base station. That is not the size for the link box power cable.
skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

Is there anyway to just order the two barrel connectors from HTC to make an extension?
Vive Staff

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

Vive accessories can be ordered at https://www.vive.com/us/accessory/

Keep an eye on that page for updates as well!

Thanks

-John C

"Welcome to the desert of the real."

If your base station has a Fault 02/03 error or a red light or both, the ONLY solution is to contact our support on vive.com and set up an RMA. There is no user fix for this issue.

Vive Care Operating Hours: 9am to 6pm PST, M-F
skittulls
Explorer
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Re: Extension for Link Box Power

Here is what I'm working on for anyone else running into this same issue. I just ordered the below two items from eBay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/291697424917

http://www.ebay.com/itm/391398047669

 

and this from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/SANOXY-Female-Coupler-Adapter-Cable/dp/B007FN910U/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=149...

 

I don't know if these will be the right size but I'm going to find out. I will post back here what I find.

skittulls
Explorer

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

This ended up working. I cut the plugs off and attached them to a longer cable. The male connector they sent was actually 3.5mm and not 3.8mm like advertised but the female plug was 3.8mm. The 3.5mm seems to be working but I wouldn't necessarily recommend doing this :)

 

I tried ordering more 3.8mm male connectors since they're onyl $2 shipped. I'll report back if these are the right size.

vidarwindir
Settler

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

I know this is an old post but did you have any success?

Sekh
Visitor

Re: Extension for Link Box Power

Hi all,

Got the same issue. I need to extend the power cord to the link box but I'm unable to find the right one.
Here are the ones I've tried:

Each time, the female connector seams just a little bit too tight (less than a milimeter) to allow the connection with the Link Box power supply male connector.

Any idea?